Fort Stay, Swiss Tents, Royal Saswad, Maharashtra

The Heritage Stay

Nidhi Sharma Thu, 25 Jul 2019

This goes back to 2008 – one of my first brushes with Travel

I was the first Travel anchor for one of the first Travel Channels in India and we were going to be shooting this Heritage Stay Near Pune.

Mesmerised, Awed, Ecstatic! The best part is this property still invokes the same feeling in me. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a stimulus like this which can become your magic wand every time you need a little respite from the Sansara stresses!

Experience Maratha culture, that Royal welcome, Luxurious plush Rooms, helpful Caring Staff, Wildlife; Deers and Peacocks so close to Pune, truely a Hidden Treasure and amazing for Bird Watching. It came as news to me. Gorgeous Terrace Open to Sky Swimming Pool with a Tree right in the center to give you shade if you choose an afternoon swim and to make it that much more romantic with the full moon beam glistening through its branches before it reaches your beloved’s face. Everything is a talking point like one of their restaurants have an option to either have your lunch in Nagpur, Nashik, Pune or Mumbai. Curious? Of course you should be! Go check it out for yourself.

If you want it active, there is Zorbing, Segaway, Ziplining all inside a Fort!

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Swimming Pool

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The Birdman!

Sumedh aka the Birdman! Yes, you read it right! You will not just enjoy his impeccable mimicry of the enchanting birds; you will actually witness the birds responding to his calls. It is lovely to watch a man who is in such unison with nature!

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Don't miss to talk to Killedar!

While this place is a visual and an experiential treat, one wouldn’t do justice to this magnificent property without getting to know about its history. When you are at the property enjoying your stay as the King or Queen of the bygone era make it a point to hear about the journey of this quaint heritage resort from the Killedar himself. He is the man behind the intactness of the erstwhile Maratha grandeur and culture at the stay.

Killedar Biswajit Biswas

General Manager of the property

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Expert review by Sumeet Kadakia

Experience at the property
My experience at the property has been absolutely fantastic! It’s a small fort that is converted into a heritage hotel. The moment I reached the entrance I was welcomed warmly in a traditional Marathi way where the guards dressed up as a Maratha soldier started playing trumpets & drums for my arrival. It gives you a taste of the culture & the historic place instantly! The hotel offers vast open spaces & very well maintained royal garden. The hotel has a very interesting activity called as Audio Tour that takes around 45mins in total. The audio tour will guide you to the entire property with the narration that will explain the history of each and every space. The tour ends in the wonderful museum which has the collection of historic artifacts. It will The architecture of the museum building is absolutely beautiful! The place also engages you with lot of different activities like mountain climbing, zip lining, river crossing, safari & early morning hike to the mountain top. My overall experience in this property has been very special! The staff is also very polite. My favorite part about this property is the experience that you get while walking in the royal garden & staying in the fort. It’s a great venue especially for someone who’s bored of staying in typical hotel.
Highlight of the property
1) Museum 2) 3 different types of restaurants in 1 property 3) Royal garden 4) Variety of activities
Things that can be improved
The garbage/waste material that is kept over the roof is clearly seen from the viewing deck. It would be really nice if they can cover that space in some way
Winter will be the best time to go there. Summer will be too hot and monsoon will not get you covered from rain as the major part of the property is open to sky. There are couple of routes to reach this place but I would suggest you to google it the day you leave. So it’ll show you the quickest route with least traffic on your way!
Suitable for
It’s best suitable for family & couple. Though, the tent rooms are best suited for group of people/ friends & solo travelers. The tent area is more like a gathering & interactive space.
Sumeet Kadakia

Traveller, Photographer & Businessman
Mumbai, India

Guest’s reviews

Abhishekh Mehta

A fort surrounded by mountains. A must visit for everybody from kids to adults. Activities like archery, rifle, ziplining & many more. Kids enjoyed the bullock cart ride the most, the staff is very courteous we had a great stay all thanks to Yuyiii for recommending. I would really want to tick all your hidden gems.


Property's Cancellation Policy

If cancelled or modified prior to 72 hrs before date of Arrival, NO fee will be charged If cancelled or modified later, the total price of the reservation will be charged. In case of No-Show, the total price of reservation will be charged.

Terms & Conditions

Check-in - 1:00 pm

Check-out - 10:00 am

Yuyiii's Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Yuyiii understands that sometimes Life has other plans. Do not worry! For any Rescheduling/Cancellation, we are always here to help you with a minimum charge of 500/-

For Confirmed Booking during Blackout dates/Festive period/Long weekend, cancellation is not possible.

Please note Yuyiii's policies are over and above and irrespective of the Property's Policies w.r.t fees but don't override the Property's Cancellation/Rescheduling/Refund Policy. Indefinite Cancellations/Rescheduling/Refunds are not possible as we are not property owners

Safety and Sanitisation Measures

As communicated to yuyiii by the Property

Employee & Guest Health: The health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority

Thermal Cameras: Points of entry will be limited to allow our security team to conduct non invasive temperature checks utilizing thermal cameras. Anyone displaying a temperature over 100.0°F1 will be taken to a private area for a secondary temporal temperature screening. Employees or guests confirmed to have a temperature over 100.0°F will not be allowed entry to the property and will be directed towards appropriate medical care.

Physical Distancing

Hand Sanitizer Hand sanitizer dispensers, touch less whenever possible, will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as driveways, reception areas, hotel lobbies, the casino floor, restaurant entrances, meeting and convention spaces, elevator landings, pools, salons and exercise areas. Hand lotion will be provided in guest rooms and throughout the back of house (in touch less dispensers) for employees.

Front of the House Signage

Employee & Guest Health Concerns

Case Notification:If we are alerted to a presumptive case of COVID-19 at the hotel, we will work with the Local Authorities to follow the appropriate actions recommended by it.

Hand Washing

COVID-19 Training

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):Appropriate PPE will be worn by all employees based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state or local regulations and guidance


Guest Arrival A security officer will greet each visitor to the hotel. Visitors will be screened and asked to use hand sanitizer and to wear a mask (which will be provided by the hotel). Appropriate signage will also be prominently displayed outlining proper mask usage and current physical distancing practices in use throughout the hotel.

a)Guest Arrival Valet, Taxi or Ride ShareGuests will enter the hotel through doors that are either propped open, are automated or manually operated by anemployee. Employees will not open the doors of cars or taxis.Guests requesting bell service will be assisted and the luggage trolleys will be sanitized after each guest is assisted.Valet services will be suspended until further notice.b)Guest Arrival by Hotel CarCars will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each use.No more than four guests will be permitted per SUV and no more than two guests will be permitted per sedan.Guests will not be permitted in the front passenger seat.Hotel Guest Elevators a)An employee will be present to sanitize the button panels at regular intervals, at least once per hour.b)Signage will be posted to explain the current procedures.c)No more than four guests will be permitted per elevator.

Cleaning Products and Protocols Our hotels use cleaning products and protocols which meet local authority’s guidelines and are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood borne pathogens.

Guest Rooms Industry leading cleaning and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, with particular attention paid to high-touch items including television remote controls, toilet seats and handles, door and furniture handles, water faucet handles, nightstands, telephones, in-room control panels, light switches, temperature control panels, alarm clocks, luggage racks and flooring.

Room Recovery Protocol In the event of presumptive case of COVID-19 the guest’s room will be removed from service and quarantined. The guest room will not be returned to service until case has been confirmed or cleared. In the event of a positive case, the room will only be returned to service after undergoing an enhanced sanitization protocol by a licensed third-party expert and approval by the Local Authorities.

Air Filter and HVAC Cleaning The frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning has been increased and fresh air exchange will be maximized.

Saswad, Maharashtra

The Heritage Stay
1 Executive room with lake view + etra bed
1 Deluxe room with backwater view


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